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Community Care Officer

Are you interested in working within an organisation that is committed to providing an exceptional and integral service to the communities of Lincolnshire, where you can make a difference?

Specialism
Social Care
Job Category
Social Care Unqualified - Adult
General Location
Skegness
Salary
25,991 - 28,672
Postcode
LN11 8FG
Contract Type
Permanent
Appointment Type
Full-time
Closing Date
21/06/2021
Job Reference
12633
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If so then we want to hear from you! Lincolnshire County Council's Adult Social Care Community Hospital and Transfer of Care Team is seeking a Level 2 Community Care Officer to join our team in Skegness working with service users in Transitional care home beds, their own homes and in the community hospital.

To be successful in this role you must have relevant experience working in a health or social care position. You will need to be creative and passionate about supporting people in a person centred way. You will be expected to work in a multi-disciplinary team and take responsibility for an allocated caseload under the direction of a line manager/supervisor.  The ability to work on your own initiative and to reflect on your practice, ensuring continuous professional development, along with good verbal and written communication skills is essential. 

Applications are invited from people who can demonstrate experience in areas such as;

  • Valuing people using strength based models to assess and plan support with people. 
  • Identifying eligibility for Continuing Health Care funding and supporting people through the CHC process. 
  • Seeing Direct Payments as a way of offering people choice and control in their lives. 
  • Understanding the principles of the Mental Capacity Act and Best Interest decision making. 
  • Working creatively, using technology, to assess, plan, implement and evaluate people's aspirations and goals, in a collaborative way.

The teams consist of Community Care Officers, Social Workers and a Lead Practitioner.

Lincolnshire Adult Care Teams are in the business of people, they are made up of strong and effective people who are determined to achieve our vision and objectives. People have challenges in their lives, but they also have success, strengths, aspirations and goals. The role of Adult Care is to understand who the people we work with are, what is important to them, what they aspire to and what they want to change. Our role is to build a relationship with people and ensure discharge planning from hospital supports them to have the best possible outcomes in their lives and be independent for longer within their communities.

However, Our people are our most valuable asset, that’s why our Community Care Officers receive excellent supervision, access to learning opportunities and protected time to support continuous professional development.

Along with a competitive salary of £25,991 - £28,672, we are also offering a comprehensive benefits package, contributory pension, career development pathway and up to 32 days holiday with the option to buy more.

If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, to help you do the best application possible, before clicking apply.  Please ensure that your covering letter/personal statement clearly details why you applied and how you meet the essential criteria for the position.

If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click the following link: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk .  If you would like an open and informal discussion regarding this role then please contact Matt Nicholson on matt.nicholson@lincolnshire.gov.uk or Melanie Rowley on melanie.rowley@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Applications Close on 21st June 2021 and interviews will be held W/C 5th July 2021.

At the current time during the Coronavirus restrictions,  all our employees are working from home if they are able to do so to support the health and safety of all of our colleagues.  We are embracing new ways of working and we are anticipating that remote working will continue to be a key feature of this role. You will be  given a nominated contractual work base and once current restrictions are lifted you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  

Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.

 

Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check

 

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.